Things to do in Liverpool

Things to do in Liverpool - Beatles statue

Ask our drivers for things do do – Liverpool

BusyBus loves Liverpool and we have been running tours from both the cruise liner docks on Pier Head and from the World Museum in William Brown Street near to Liverpool Lime Street Station for nearly two decades. Being the premier regional tour provider from Liverpool, customers are always asking our drivers and guides “what are the best places to see and visit?” when a tour is over.

We have decided to help our customers to find the best things to see and do whilst they are in Liverpool. For additional information on things to do, or for live events in Liverpool this weekend, use Skiddle or eventbright

There is a list of attractions and assorted tourism venues on the right hand side of this page which you can research further in your own time. There are many websites to review those attractions – we recommend VisitLiverpool.

Staying at a hotel in Liverpool means that you will most likely have a breakfast package attached to your room booking. If you are one of those who likes the hotel breakfast, and there are many that do, read no further! However, if you are in the mood for something a little different, this next part is just for you!

Let’s say you are a light breakfast person. Tea or coffee is a high priority on your breakfast list. The LEAF on Bold Street is worth a visit, caffeine and a delicious snack will keep you going until lunch time. Bold Street is a well know street in Liverpool for independent businesses from cafes to bistros, from traditional local foods to international cuisine. Other morning cafes worth mentioning are the Soul Cafe and Tabac – a bohemian-inspired cafe providing delicious breakfast going back to 1974. Also on Duke Street there is the Brunch Club and on Dale Street is the Moose Coffee for American style dishes.

Breakfast over, it is time to meet your BusyBus driver/guide for the day as you embark on your scheduled Adventure Bus Tour from Liverpool. BusyBus provides its award winning bus tours to North Wales, “The Lakes” as well as the Yorkshire Dales! Our Liverpool Tours arrive back early evening giving you the opportunity to explore this great city further. Many say the evening is when Liverpool comes alive! but, hey each to their own.

If you wish to catch a show in Liverpool then you have lot of choices, with big venues like the M&S Bank Arena (previously named the Echo Arena) to one of the smaller theatres such as the Unity Theatre. Liverpool can compete with all other major cities for great thing to do. Heritage, music or if you have a kids to keep entertained, Liverpool has it all. What to do in Liverpool is not a single question but a decision of what to opt for out of the choices available. As a cultural city, Liverpool has a lot of options for a wonderful day out. By that we mean Liverpool can come in a number of flavours and depending on your preferences and tastes (and energy!), each Liverpool day out can be a completely different experience.

The M&S Bank Arena gives you access to big music concerts and sporting events. Based at the waterfront you can get awesome views of the Mersey River and the the city’s architecture with easy access to transport links to see the greater Merseyside area. Following your event or show you can grab a bite to eat at the many nearby restaurants at the Royal Albert Dock, or take a trip out to Sefton park and the famous Lark Lane or even the Hotel restaurants near the Liverpool Airport.

If your up for the weekend, or a longer stay then you can plan for things to do in Liverpool before your BusyBus tour. But try and do our Liverpool tour first so you can get information up front from our knowledgeable drivers; but also once you realise how good our excursion tours are, you will want to do another route the following day! You could be viewing and immersed in awesome mountainous scenery in under an hour.

Let’s say that you are not into the (late) night life, then Liverpool has great cultural attractions on offer. You can jump onto a direct train to find things to do in Manchester or things to see in Chester for a day trip. So for Liverpool cultural attraction you could check out FACT (Foundation for Art and Creative Technology), a truly unique venue for film fanatics. This creative hub is home to a state-of-the-art Picture-house cinema which showcases some of the best mainstream and art-house films. With several galleries to visit as well as a bar and a cafe area, there are lots of chances to make the most of your visit there. Liverpool has multiple venues throughout the city which combine the very best of modern and traditional theatre life.

OK culture aside, there are many “just fun” things to do in Liverpool, whether you have the kids with you or just having a romantic weekend Liverpool style. Starting with hire a bike in Liverpool to view the old buildings that gave Liverpool its capital of culture status, or be a little more adventurous and scoot around on an electric scooter, there are miles of paths along the waterfront.

More basic ideas are you can do a Round of Crazy Indoor Golf, or a more quirky things to do in Liverpool is a ghost tour. Packed with stories of the historic Liverpool docks this offers something a little bit different in terms of the fun things you can do in Liverpool. Of course bowling alleys, arcade games, trampoline park or themed pubs all add to the mix.

Liverpool is famous for its humour, so add to your things to do in Liverpool the Comedy Clubs and other legendary music acts. So ‘scouse humour’ can be found at a few places, names include the Hot Water Comedy Club, Laughterhouse Comedy club and of course the Liverpool Comedy club.

Back down on the water front you have the TATE Gallery, Merseyside Maritime Museum, The Beatles Story. This famed location has it all and with a  ‘Royal’ title in recognition of the landmark’s significant role in Liverpool’s maritime history.

There is just tons more of things to do Liverpool from the Cathedrals to the The Williamson Tunnels. Our best advice, take a BusyBus day tour and chat with the driver during the day to build up an itinerary specific to your exact tastes.